True or false, when you attempt to make soft boiled runny eggs they always come out hard boiled?

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    If I am making soft boiled eggs that is what I get. place large eggs in a saucepan cover with cold water and bring to the boil, once boiling turn the heat down so they are just simmering.  remove from the saucepan after 3 minutes,

  • 2 months ago

    false , follow this and you will be fine

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    Take a saucepan and half fill it with cold water from the tap. Gently lower the eggs into the saucepan.

    Place the pan over a medium heat. When the water reaches a simmer, start the timer so you can precisely time the cooking process. If you gently stir the eggs in a clockwise direction, the movement of the water will help centre the yolks.

    Simmer the eggs in the saucepan for the length of time that suits your boiled eggs preference.

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    SOFT BOILED eggs: Simmer the eggs for 4 minutes for runny yolks

    MEDIUM BOILED eggs: Simmer the eggs for 5 minutes for semi-firm yolks and hard whites

    HARD BOILED eggs: Simmer the eggs for 8 minutes for well cooked, hard boiled eggs

    Use a large spoon to remove the eggs from the water.

    Cool the eggs by running them under cold tap water for 30-60 seconds or placing them in a bowl of iced water.


    Serve softly boiled eggs in an egg cup with buttery toast cut into soldiers.

    Don't boil the water too hard: a light simmer is all you need.

    Don't overcook the eggs, even for hard boiled eggs. The yolks will start turning grey and the whites will go rubbery.

    To peel a medium or hard boiled egg, first run it under cold tap water or submerge it in a bowl of cold water. Then crack the shell all over by tapping the egg on a hard surface and roll it around in your hands to help loosen the shell.

    Older eggs are perfect for boiling as they are easier to peel. This is because the small air pocket at the wide end of the egg becomes larger as the egg ages (that’s why really old eggs float).

    If cooking more than two eggs, make sure your eggs fit in the saucepan in a single layer.

    Don’t just glance at the clock, set a timer to get consistent boiled eggs every time.

    Boiled eggs (still in their shell) can be refrigerated for up to a week.

    Store your hard boiled eggs in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Eggshells are porous, and without a protective container it can absorb some of the smells and flavours of the fridge.

  • jean
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    True. Its why I don't try and make googy eggs anymore (soft boiled) Now I just have poached and runny

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